- If I was not awarded aid in my first year, is it possible to be awarded aid in subsequent years?
- Yes, you may qualify to receive aid after your first year. You must file all required application materials on time and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements.
- Do you offer aid for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents?
- Non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents do not qualify for any federally funded programs, therefore the university subsidizes all funding through institutional sources. Each year we anticipate a fairly small and highly qualified group of non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents to be offered financial aid.
The following forms are required for consideration of financial aid for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents:
- CSS/Financial Aid Profile is accessible at www.collegeboard.com/PROFILE and can be completed online. You will be required to pay a registration fee as well as a fee for each college to which your information will be sent. If your family circumstances prevent payment of this fee, please contact us.
- A completed International Student Certification of Finances should also be submitted to the Admissions Office. This form is required of all non-U.S. citizens.
Please visit Information for Non-U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents for more information.
- Do I have to apply for financial aid each year?
- Yes, you do need to reapply each year. Financial need is reviewed annually to ensure the awards remain consistent with each student's financial situation. Therefore, you will need to reapply annually. Be on the lookout for materials sent via email and mail with reminders regarding impending deadlines.
- Will my grade point average affect my ability to keep my financial aid award?
- The majority of need-based aid requires that a student pass and complete a minimum of 12 new credits per semester with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better for each semester, while maintaining a grade point average of 2.0 cumulatively. Other scholarships may require a higher grade point average or continued participation in a certain activity. These expectations will be specified on your award notification.
- I'm not sure if my family will qualify for need-based aid—should I still apply?
- Yes, we encourage all students who feel they will need aid to apply for financial aid. Even if your family does not qualify for need-based aid, the Office of Financial Aid may have valuable information for you about alternative financing options.
- If my family has unexpected financial challenges after I enroll, can my award be changed to accommodate my change in need?
- Please notify the Office of Financial Aid immediately if your family experiences any unexpected change in your financial situation. Additional funding will depend on the availability of funds.
- I believe my family's financial circumstances constitute need, but did not get aid. If I don't get aid from Lehigh, is there an appeals process?
- Appeals, in writing, may be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid for review. If you feel there are extenuating financial circumstances and new information is now available that was not available at the time you first applied for aid, you are encouraged to provide this information. Additional funding will depend on the availability of funds.
*Note: Federal Tax Returns must be submitted for custodial parent, student, non-custodial parent (if applicable), and business taxes (if applicable) by the deadlines given.